Rosh Hashana By Shraga Landesman
Rosh Hashanah and Honey
Although Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, is a solemn Festival when many hours are spent in earnest prayer in the Synagogue, it will forever be associated with the traditional foods symbolizing our wish to be inscribed for a good sweet year.One of the joys of the Rosh Hashanah meal is dipping the challah Holiday bread and slices of apple into honey. Each time, a short prayer is recited asking to be granted a good sweet year.
Importance of a Honey Dish
So, a pretty honey dish is an essential item for the Rosh Hashanah table - a focal point for viewing and using. It sets the tone and reflects the importance you attach to Jewish tradition and the centuries-old honey custom. It also enhances your table settings and adds meaningful significance to the Holiday.
The Shraga Landesman Collection
Judaicadosh takes pride to display the honey dishes created by popular Israeli artist, Shraga Landesman. Each one is functional and uniquely artistic, carrying his inimitable style - featuring images of animals, vegetation and well-known Jewish symbols. He generally works with aluminum although you will find glass and wood in his honey dish selection.
Consider his wide circular plates designed to hold the apple slices and honey. There is a choice of color for the glass bowls holding the honey. Pomegranates, another symbolic Rosh Hashanah food, are prominently featured in his collection. Some of his honey dishes are pomegranate shaped. One has Shanah Tovah written on the surface in an ancient Jewish font. His most intriguing honey dish is a pomegranate shaped spoon with a twig design – sure to be a good start for conversation at your table.
Say Shanah Tovah with a Honey Dish!
Whichever one you choose, you can be sure that a Shraga Landesman honey dish will bring a spark of elegance and style to any Rosh Hashanah table – either a beautiful to delight your hostess or a special treat for yourself!